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A TrioLive In Nickelsdorf (with download) ... LP
Roaratorio, 2012. New Copy .... $18.99
Trumpet, acoustic guitar, and bass – but all used in ways that are very different than usual! The album features one long performance by the trio of Mazen Kerbaj on trumpet, Sharif Sehnaoui on guitar, and Raed Yassin on bass – recorded live in concert, with this wonderful sense of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download. Limited to just 350 copies!)

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Ahmed Abdul-MalikEast Meets West ... LP
RCA, 1960. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A brilliant mix of jazz and world music! Abdul-Malik was the legendary bass player from the fifties who mixed straight jazz playing with traditional Middle Eastern rhythms – and although he most famously recorded albums with Monk as a regular bassist, his albums on his own are amazing ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ahmed Abdul-MalikMusic Of Ahmed Abdul-Malik ... LP
New Jazz, 1961. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Amazing stuff from Ahmed Abdul-Malik – one of the early 60s most enigmatic jazz talents! Malik was Thelonious Monk's bassist for a few years, but by the time of this record, he was working in a very sophisticated cross-cultural mode – pulling together many different strands of jazz and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ahmed Abdul-MalikSounds Of Africa ... LP
New Jazz, 1962. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A rare album by Ahmed Abdul-Malik – the bass player best known for his work with Monk, and for some of his groundbreaking experimental sessions that mixed together jazz music and Eastern influences! This album is one of Malik's greatest – a combination of both his modern and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Abdullah/Brown/Bang/Sirone/Hopkins/CyrilleGroup – Live ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 1986. New Copy .... $28.99
Vintage work from this overlooked group from the New York scene of the 80s – an all-star lineup that features Ahmed Abdullah on trumpet, Marion Brown on alto sax, Billy Bang on violin, Sirone and Fred Hopkins on bass, and Andrew Cyrille on drums! The tracks are long, and there's a loose, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Group – Live ... CD 18.99

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Ahmed AbdullahLife's Force ... LP
About Time, 1979. New Copy .... $7.99 11.99
A crowning moment of achievement for trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah – a record that draws on his rich experience working with Sun Ra, but focuses the energy into a warmer, more spiritual jazz setting overall! The album's a lost treasure from the US scene of the late 70s – a perfect melding ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jason AdasiewiczSpacer ... LP
Delmark, 2011. New Copy .... $11.99 16.99
One of the most amazing players to ever pick up the vibes – an artist with the sort of boundless creativity that Walt Dickerson and Bobby Hutcherson brought to the instrument in the 60s! Jason Adasiewicz has an amazing ear for both sound and music – and manages to balance the two ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Spacer ... CD 11.99

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Cannonball AdderleySoul Of The Bible ... LP
Capitol, 1972. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
Prime material from Cannonball and David Axelrod – and despite the biblical leanings of the title, the record is pretty darn funky! As they did for the Zodiac, Cannonball and Axelrod take a trip through a host of cultural milestones – stopping along the way to turn each one into a new ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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AirtoFree ... LP
CTI, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Airto's unique Brazilian fusion style meets the electric funky genius of CTI – and the result is a killer album of long tracks with a far-reaching jazzy groove! The album takes off a bit from Airto's work with Return To Forever – no surprise, since Chick Corea and Flora Purim are on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mats Aleklint QuartetMats Aleklint Quartet ... LP
Moserobie (Sweden), 2013. New Copy .... $24.99
A beautifully bold session from trombonist Mats Aleklint – a player we don't know well at all, but who really steps out on this set as a leader for Moserobie Records! The sound is a bit looser than most of the recent work on the label – not entirely free, but nicely without any strong ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mats Aleklint Quartet ... CD 16.99

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Rashied Ali QuartetNew Directions In Modern Music ... LP
Survival/Klimt (Italy), 1973. New Copy .... $15.99
Incredible work from drummer Rashied Ali – a set that really delivers on the promise of the music he first crafted with John Coltrane! The vision here is wide and expansive, yet still has a soulful, spiritual heart – a great balance of the free impulses of all players with the core ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoGreat Black Music – Jackson In Your House (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $11.99
One of the Art Ensemble Of Chicago's all-time classics! If you've ever bought an Art Ensemble album and said "Hmm, what's all the fuss about?", get this one. It'll change your mind. The band is in perfect form – and hits an incredible blend of free thinking modernism and soulful ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Georges ArvanitasSoul Jazz ... LP
Columbia/Vadim (France), 1960. New Copy (reissue).... $15.99
One of the most hard-hitting albums ever cut by pianist Georges Arvanitas – an early effort that's all soul jazz all the way through! Although Arvanitas is best known as a committed modernist, especially in later years, this sweet early 60s session is a stone cooker in the best mode of Blue ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dorothy AshbyHip Harp ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Great stuff by the grooviest artist ever to play a harp! Dorothy Ashby had a unique soul jazz harp sound, and although the instrument she used is probably more thought of in terms of bedtime lullabies, she actually makes it swing nicely, and with a soulful sound that draws back to traditions of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dorothy AshbyRubaiyat Of Dorothy Ashby ... LP
Cadet, 1970. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Incredible work from the amazing Dorothy Ashby – a brilliant set of funky and spiritual tunes, set to full backings from Chicago soul arranger Richard Evans! This album is easily one of Ashby's greatest, and it's dedicated to the writings of Omar Khayyam – one of the forces guiding ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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David AxelrodAuction ... LP
Decca, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $9.99
One of David Axelrod's oddest records, but still a darn great one! The whole album is sort of a concept album about slavery (hence the title "The Auction"), and it has some spiritual political vocals on a number of tracks – but underneath is the usual great funky instrumentation of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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David AxelrodSong Of Innocence (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Capitol, 1968. New Copy (reissue).... $11.99
A masterpiece! This is one of David Axelrod's most perfectly realized albums – and it's a brilliant batch of baroque arrangements, jazzy solos, and slightly subtle funky bits! The album contains the much-sampled song "Holy Thursday", but the whole thing has a very similar feel to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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David AxelrodSongs Of Experience ... LP
Capitol, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $9.99
One of the greatest albums ever by studio genius David Axelrod! The album's one of Axelrod's first on his own – cut for Capitol Records at a time when he was working with some of the label's biggest selling soul acts – like Cannonball Adderley and Lou Rawls – turning their ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy AyersDaddy Bug ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. New Copy (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
A brilliant set of straight jazz material from Roy Ayers – a set recorded for Atlantic at a time when he was working for the label in Herbie Mann's group – but done in a much more righteous groove that really points the way towards Roy's growth in the 70s! The lineup changes a bit ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy AyersVirgo Vibes ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A far-reaching early gem from Roy Ayers – a set that's much more jazz-based than his later work, and a record that has him touching base with the Blue Note and Strata East sides of the jazz spectrum! The lineup here is incredibly hip – a mix of players that includes a young Charles ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Albert AylerNew York Eye & Ear Control ... LP
ESP, 1964. New Copy (reissue).... $18.99 19.99
Seminal ESP work from Albert Ayler – a unique session done as a soundtrack to a short (and weird!) film from experimental director Michael Snow! The lineup is a bit different than some of Ayler's other ESP albums – and features Don Cherry on trumpet and cornet, John Tchicai on alto, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available New York Eye & Ear Control ... CD 10.99

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Dave Bailey2 Feet In The Gutter ... LP
Epic, 1961. New Copy (reissue).... $7.99
Hardbop albums don't get any better than this – and although drummer Dave Bailey only recorded for a brief stretch as a leader, this session's one that shows that he was a heck of a force to contend with! The record's got an intensity that easily rivals the best by Art Blakey over at Blue ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dave Bailey SextetGetting' Into Somethin' ... LP
Epic, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue).... $7.99
Heavy duty hardbop – and one of three amazing Epic sessions cut by drummer Dave Bailey! The set grooves as massively as his One and Two Feet In The Gutter albums – and is recorded with a similar lineup that includes Horace Parlan on piano, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Charlie Rouse on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Derek BaileyImprovisation ... LP
Cramps/Mirumir (Russia), 1975. New Copy (reissue).... $14.99
A well-titled album from the legendary Derek Bailey – definitely a set that lives up to his tremendous reputation over the years! Bailey plays solo guitar here – working through a set of short improvised pieces, and coming up with sounds that are simply incredible – especially ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gary BartzJu Ju Man ... LP
Catalyst, 1976. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A rare treat by Gary Bartz – and very different than most of his other work! The album's a small group session – with Charles Mims on piano, Curtis Robertson on bass, and Howard King on drums – recorded with the feel of a looser soul jazz set on Black Jazz or Strata East. Mims' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gary BartzJuju Street Songs ... LP
Prestige, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Very righteous material from Gary Bartz – and one of his classic NTU Troop albums, with Andy Bey on vocals and electric piano, and the great Stafford James playing some mighty heavy bass! The tracks are nice and long, with a very soulful sound that mixes freer spiritual playing with a good ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gary BartzMusic Is My Sanctuary ... LP
Capitol, 1977. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A fantastic bit of jazz funk fusion – and one of the landmark 70s albums produced by Larry Mizell! This is Gary Bartz's second (and most amazing) collaboration with Larry Mizell – a studio genius who could focus on the best talent of a jazz artist, then expand it using additional ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Black Renaissance (Harry Whitaker)Body Mind & Spirit (red colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Luv N' Haight, 1976. New Copy (reissue).... $13.99 18.98
A spiritual jazz classic – one of the rarest albums of its type from the 70s! This legendary session was recorded by Roy Ayers' keyboardist Harry Whitaker – working here as the leader of the Black Renaissance group, a one-shot ensemble that featured Woody Shaw on trumpet, Azar Lawrence ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition red vinyl.)

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New Brian BladeLandmarks (with bonus download) ... LP
Blue Note, 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... Just Sold Out!
Brian Blade's Fellowship Band keeps on getting better and bolder over the years – really soaring out here under the leadership Blade's great drums – with a soulfully expressive feel that takes us back to his Blue Note albums from the last few years of the 20th century! Pianist Jon ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download of album!)

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Art BlakeyAfricaine ... LP
Blue Note, 1959. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Killer work from the classic late 50s years of the Jazz Messengers – and an album that Blue Note didn't choose to release until the end of the 70s! The record's a historic one – as it mark's Wayne Shorter's first session with the group, and the first time that they recorded his great ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Francy BolandFrancy Boland Playing With The Trio (180 gram pressing with bonus CD) ... LP
Rearward (Italy), 1967. New Copy (reissue).... $22.99
One of the few small group recordings ever cut by pianist Francy Boland – and a set that cooks every bit as much as his work with the larger Clarke Boland Big Band on MPS! The reason for the cooking is clear – Francy's got key rhythmic help from group members Jimmy Woode on bass and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus CD of the whole album!)
Also available Francy Boland Playing With The Trio ... CD 18.99

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New Thomas Borgmann/Wilber Morris/Reggie NicholsonNasty & Sweet ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 1999. New Copy 2LP .... $33.99
Reedman Thomas Borgman's in some really great company here – bassist Wilber Morris and drummer Reggie Nicholson – both of whom really open up on the album's very long tracks! The set was recorded live at the end of the 90s, but may not have been issued until now – and it features ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 400 copies.)

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Chivo BorraroEl Nuevo Sonido Del Chivo Borraro ... LP
Whatmusic (UK), 1966. New Copy (reissue).... $11.99
A wonderfully edgey album – and a lost classic of South American jazz! The album's a rare 1966 set cut by Argentinian tenorist Chivo Borraro and his quartet – done in a style that uses some fantastic influences from American modal and soul jazz of the 60s, filtered through some of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim)African Piano (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Japo/ECM (Germany), 1969. New Copy .... $23.99 25.99
Haunting solo work from Dollar Brand – recorded live in Copenhagen, with a sound that's full of tone, texture, and subtle beauty! Dollar Brand is one of the few players that can hold us rapt with a session like this – and as with his trio and larger group work, the tunes have an ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available African Piano ... CD 16.99

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Helmut Brandt ComboBerlin Calling ... LP
Sonorama (Germany), Mid 50s. New Copy .... $24.99
Bold bass saxophone sounds from the overlooked Helmut Brand – a German player of the postwar years, and one with a sense of tone and texture to rival that of Gerry Mulligan at his west coast best! The work here is all previously unreleased, but shows Brand as one of the key reed innovators ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Berlin Calling ... CD 18.99

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Peter Brotzmann TrioFor Adolphe Sax ... LP
FMP/Cien Fuegos (Austria), 1967. New Copy (reissue).... $29.99
A landmark album of free jazz – Peter Brotzmann's first record, and a hard-driving set of material that blows away most avant jazz work from the US at the time! The album takes the energy of the ESP generation, and turns it up more than a few notches – as Brotzmann blows his head off ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Peter Brotzmann, Steve Noble, John EdwardsWorse The Better – Live at Cafe OTO, January 2010 (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
OTOroku (UK), 2010. New Copy .... $26.99
Muscular angularity from the trio of reeds titan Peter Brotzmann, John Edwards on double bass and Steve Noble on drums – not as all out ferocious as some of the more frenzied Brotzmann recordings, though still plenty invigorating! The title would be sly whatever the record sounded like, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ted Brown Sextet with Art Pepper & Warne MarshFree Wheeling ... LP
Vanguard, 1956. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of the few sessions ever cut by tenorist Ted Brown – working here with a group that features Warne Marsh and Art Pepper in the frontline, with rhythm by Ronnie Ball on piano, Ben Tucker on bass, and Jeff Morton on drums. The session's got the outward appearance of a west coast session, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Rusty BryantFor The Good Times ... LP
Prestige, 1973. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of Rusty Bryant's last albums for Prestige – recorded in that more-electric mode that graced the label's albums of the year 1973 – but in a style that's still pretty darn nice! The group's still a small combo – with Rusy on tenor and alto, plus with Hank Jones on electric ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Rusty BryantUntil It's Time For You To Go ... LP
Prestige, 1974. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A richly soulful album from tenor giant Rusty Bryant – and a set that mixes his older Prestige Records mode with the larger electric styles of the CTI generation! The group's bigger than on most of Bryant's other records of the time – some larger charts arranged by Horace Ott, who had ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dave BurnsDave Burns ... LP
Vanguard, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of the few albums ever cut by trumpeter Dave Burns – an excellent batch of soul jazz numbers with a comfortable easy swing that will make you wonder why he wasn't a much bigger success! Dave played trumpet briefly in the Dizzy Gillespie and Duke Ellington groups – and at the time ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dave BurnsWarming Up! ... LP
Vanguard, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A legendary set of firey jazz tracks recorded by trumpeter Dave Burns! This is one of Burns' few recordings as a leader, and it's a shame he didn't make more, because this one is stellar. The group features Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Harold Mabern on piano, and the great Billy Mitchell on tenor. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gary BurtonGood Vibes ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Gary Burton hits a sweet electric funky sound here – a great groove that really makes the album stand out from most of his other work! The support Burton gets is a big reason for the greatness of the date – as he's working in a group that includes Eric Gale on guitar, Richard Tee on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gary BurtonSeven Songs For Quartet & Chamber Orchestra (180 gram pressing) ... LP
ECM (Germany), 1974. New Copy (reissue).... $23.99 25.99
A really wonderful setting for the vibes of Gary Burton – a special ECM session that pairs his quartet with larger orchestral backdrops – all conducted by Michael Gibbs, who also wrote the music for the date! Gibbs had already risen to fame by the time of this record – thanks to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Seven Songs For Quartet & Chamber Orchestra ... CD 16.99

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Nick Butcher, Keefe Jackson, Jason Adasiewicz, etcFree Jazz Bitmaps Vol 1 ... LP
Sonnenzimmer, 2013. New Copy .... $18.99
A pretty compelling record from the Chicago scene – one that brings together the city's historical music roots and some of the best improvisers working today! Side one features these cool little cuts from Nick Butcher – made up of "microsamples" of older Chicago jazz and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 copies!)

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Donald ByrdChant (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1961. New Copy (reissue).... $26.99
A Donald Byrd treasure – and an album that was almost left in the vaults by Blue Note, until they briefly released it at the end of the 70s! The cover and title are a bit unfamiliar, but the music is right up there with Byrd's classic sessions with baritonist Pepper Adams – a great ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Donald ByrdCreeper ... LP
Blue Note, 1967/1981. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A rock-solid set from Donald Byrd and a great group of players – a record that's got the same sharp edges and dark undercurrents of late 60s classics like Black Jack, Mustang, and Slow Drag! As with those gems, this album's got Donald really experimenting a bit more – especially with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Creeper (Japanese pressing) ... CD 15.99

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Donald ByrdKofi (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Blue Note/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1969/1970. New Copy (reissue).... $26.99
A fantastic set of tracks that was recorded at the cusp of the 70s, but which wasn't (for some strange reason) released until many years later! Donald Byrd's playing here with two different larger groups, and the music is a perfect bridge between his spacey late 60s attempts to mimic Miles Davis, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Donald ByrdRoyal Flush (45rpm – 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/Music Matters, 1961. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... $49.99
One of the seminal sides cut by Donald Byrd in his partnership with Pepper Adams – a high-up, low-down set that's a smoker all the way through! Byrd's brightness on trumpet is nicely matched by Adams' fluid work on baritone sax – and the pair are wonderfully supported by a rhythm trio ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Amazing reissue pressing – done as a 2LP set, with heavy vinyl and cover, and played at 45rpm speed for extra-high fidelity!)

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Donald Byrd & Gigi GryceJazz Lab (Columbia) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue).... $13.99
Wonderful work from the team of Donald Byrd and Gigi Gryce! Byrd is at his youthful best here – blowing with a soulful imagination that's surprising, given his young age, and honed to a modern edge by the arrangements of Gryce. Conversely, Gryce's tone on the alto is fantastic – less ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Jazz Lab (Columbia) ... CD 13.99

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Donald Byrd & Pepper AdamsMotor City Scene (remastered edition) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1960. New Copy .... $17.99 19.99
One of the most hard-hitting sessions ever recorded for the Bethlehem label – and a rare date for the imprint by the team of trumpeter Donald Byrd and saxophonist Pepper Adams! The style here is similar to work the pair recorded for Riverside and Blue Note at the same time – razor-sharp ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Henry CainFunky Organ-ization Of Henry Cain ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Sweet and funky organ work from the great Henry Cain – a little known player who recorded on some excellent sides for Capitol in the 60s, including some of the albums by Howard Roberts! This set is Cain's one full album for the label – and it's a tight and jumpy set of instrumentals, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Doug CarnInfant Eyes ... LP
Black Jazz, 1971. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
An undisputed 70s soul jazz classic – and arguably the best album that Doug Carn ever cut for the Black Jazz label! The set is a masterpiece of spiritual jazz – with Carn on keyboards setting up the groove, and wife Jean singing some incredible vocals – very different than her ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Infant Eyes ... CD 13.99

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Doug CarnRevelation ... LP
Black Jazz, 1973. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
The Black Jazz recordings of Doug Carn are always a revelation – some of the most powerful, progressive work on the American underground of the early 70s – music that got Carn into way more record collections than you might expect! The sound here is a perfect summation of Doug's early ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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George Cartwright & Davu SeruRag (with download) ... LP
Roaratorio, 2009. New Copy .... $16.99
A strong improvisational duo set by sax player George Cartwright and percussionist Davu Seru – captured over a trio of Minneapolis sessions in the spring and fall of '09! Reedsman Cartwright is probably best known as the leader of longtime experimental jazz combo curlew, and this sharp, 2 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited handnumbered pressing of 300 copies.)

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Joe ChambersDouble Exposure ... LP
Muse, 1978. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A spacey album of keyboard duets between Joe Chambers and the great Larry Young! The album was recorded shortly before Larry passed away, and it features him and Chambers on a number of different keyboards – electric, acoustic, and organ – plus additional drums by Chambers on a few ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Don CherryMu First Part (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $12.99
Don Cherry really breaks out here on his classic Mu sessions from France – using the new freedoms of post-68 Paris to explore themes at a level that would set the tone for generations to come! The album's very spare, and very improvised – with Cherry on pocket trumpet, piano, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Don CherryOrganic Music Society ... LP
Caprice (Sweden), 1972. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue).... $26.99 29.99
Early 70s greatness from Don Cherry – a double album's worth of profoundly spiritual soundscapes paired with lots of weird effects – and a very laidback groove overall! Tracks are written by Cherry, Terry Riley, Pharoah Sanders, and Nana Vasconcelos – and include performances ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Organic Music Society ... CD 18.99

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Don Cherry/Krzystof PendereckiActions ... LP
Klimt, 1971. New Copy (reissue).... $24.99
One of the most successful jazz-meets-modern classical albums we've ever heard – thanks largely to the supreme talents of Don Cherry! Cherry leads the large New Eternal Rhythm Orchestra – which includes Peter Brotzmann, Tomasz Stanko, Manfred Schoof, Kenny Wheeler, Gunter Hampel, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonny ClarkDial S For Sonny (45rpm – 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/Music Matters, 1957. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue).... $49.99
Could there be a more classic Blue Note session? From the cover, to the title, to the hardbopping grooves of the set, this Sonny Clark late 50s smoker is one of the label's best! Clark's working here at the height of his powers – leading an all-star group that includes Art Farmer on trumpet ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Amazing reissue pressing – done as a 2LP set, with heavy vinyl and cover, and played at 45rpm speed for extra-high fidelity!)

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Sonny ClarkSonny's Crib ... LP
Blue Note, 1957. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Hard-slamming genius from pianist Sonny Clark – one of his greatest albums for Blue Note, and a real cooker that's served up with an all-star group! Clark's vision has never been tighter or fuller than on this album – save, perhaps, for the magnificent Cool Struttin – and his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sonny's Crib ... CD 5.99

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Clarke Boland SextetCalypso Blues ... LP
Rearward/Schema (Italy), Mid 60s. New Copy 2LP .... $22.99
Rare tracks by the Clarke-Boland Sextet – a small group offshoot of the funky Big Band that was led by Kenny Clarke and Francy Boland – and which featured some of the key soloists in the group! The lineup here includes Sahib Shihab on flute, Fats Sadi on vibes and bongos, Joe Harris on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Clarke Boland SextetMusic For The Small Hours (180 gram pressing) ... LP
EMI/Rearward (Italy), 1967. New Copy (reissue).... $18.99
One of the hippest albums ever from the team of Kenny Clarke and Francy Boland – a unique small combo session that's even groovier than their famous big band work! The setting is wonderful – Clarke on drums, Boland on piano, and a sextet lineup that includes Sahib Shihab on flute, Fats ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Music For The Small Hours ... CD 19.99

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Clarke Boland SextetMarcel Marceau Praesentiert Swing Im Bahnhof (180 gram pressing with bonus CD) ... LP
Rearward (Italy), 1965. New Copy .... $22.99
A brilliant recording by a small combo from the larger big band of drummer Kenny Clarke and pianist Francy Boland – and a great illustration of the driving, soulful sound the group always had at its core! The combo here features some of the most important members of the bigger unit – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus CD of the whole album!)

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Phil Cohran & LegacyAfrican Skies ... LP
Captcha, 1993. New Copy Gatefold .... $15.99
One of the most beautiful records we've ever heard from the legendary Phil Cohran – a previously-unissued performance from 1993, and one that's every bit as wonderful as his rare albums of the late 60s! The set was recorded at the planetarium in Chicago – and for the date, Cohran comes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Philip Cohran & The Artistic Heritage EnsembleOn The Beach (aka Philip Cohran & The Artistic Heritage Ensemble) ... LP
Aestuarium/Tizona, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP (reissue).... $19.99
Mindblowing – and a landmark recording that crosses all boundaries in the Chicago music scene of the late 60s! Philip Cohran was a visionary musician who'd played with Sun Ra during the 60s, but who left Ra to forge his own musical vision by the middle part of the decade. The Artistic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ornette ColemanChange Of The Century ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Essential stuff! This is one of Ornette Coleman's greatest albums – and it was recorded during a period when he just couldn't miss! The group features Don Cherry on pocket trumpet, Charlie Haden on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – working here with a lively dancing sound on the kit, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ornette ColemanLove Call ... LP
Blue Note, 1968. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of the two quartet sessions that Ornette cut for Blue Note in the late 60s – and tight mature work like the New York Is Now sides, recorded in the company of Dewey Redman and the Coltrane rhythm section of Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones, which offers a contrasting perspective to most of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Love Call (with bonus tracks) ... CD 19.99

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Ornette ColemanShape Of Jazz To Come (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
An album that certainly lives up to the promise of its title – as it's filled with amazing instrumentation, groundbreaking compositions, and a sound in jazz that few ears could imagine at the time! The groove here is extremely modal – all instruments rolling along on the same rhythmic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Shape Of Jazz To Come (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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Ornette ColemanShape Of Jazz To Come (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. New Copy (reissue).... $22.99 24.98
An album that certainly lives up to the promise of its title – as it's filled with amazing instrumentation, groundbreaking compositions, and a sound in jazz that few ears could imagine at the time! The groove here is extremely modal – all instruments rolling along on the same rhythmic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Incredible reissue! This one's got a Japanese-style heavy cover, beautifully-cut vinyl, and a level of packaging that's amazing!)
Also available Shape Of Jazz To Come (180 gram pressing) ... LP 9.99

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John ColtraneColtrane Jazz (2 x 45rpm 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/ORG, 1960. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue).... $44.99 49.98
The title may be a simple one, but the record really marks a key point in John Coltrane's development – an embrace of the newer freedoms allowed to him at Atlantic Records, but in a way that's a bit more subtle than some of his other work for the label! At one level, the record moves at the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Wonderful pressing – two very heavy pieces of vinyl, both of which spin at 45rpm for added fidelity!)

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John ColtraneComplete Sun Ship Sessions (3LP set) ... LP
Mosaic, 1965. New Copy 3 LPs .... $89.99 90.00
A hugely expanded version of this legendary album – one that features loads of unreleased tracks that show the whole thing coming together in the studio! The set's filled with soaring work from the legendary John Coltrane Quartet – a session that was incredibly far-reaching for the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 3500 copies.)

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John ColtraneCrescent (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Impulse, 1964. New Copy (reissue).... $14.99 15.98
Sharp-edged John Coltrane at his best – a record that we'd rank right up there with Love Supreme, and which is a key transition point in Coltrane's musical ideas! There's a very strong edge to Coltrane's tone here – and even on the mellower ballads, he plays with a sound not always ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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John ColtraneDakar ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1963. New Copy (reissue).... $15.99 17.98
Darkly brooding work from John Coltrane's early years as a leader on Prestige – a very unique little record that features twin baritone sax support from Pepper Adams and Cecil Payne! Both players are wonderfully hip here – more than enough to match Trane's unique musical vision for the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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John ColtraneLove Supreme (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Impulse, 1964. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
A classic – and virtually the blueprint for all spiritual soul jazz recordings of the 70s! John Coltrane's at a perfect point here – balanced between the modal hardbop of earlier years, and the freer soloing of his last few recordings. He links the traditions together with a majestic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Love Supreme ... CD 3.99

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John ColtraneSoultrane ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1958. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99 12.98
A bold early statement from a young John Coltrane – and an album that really has him expanding his talents as a tenor soloist! Coltrane's working here in open-ended quartet format – with backing from the Red Garland trio that includes Paul Chambers and Art Taylor – on a set of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Soultrane ... CD 2.99
Soultrane (50th Anniversary Commemorative edition) ... CD 9.99

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Jerome CooperOuter & Interactions ... LP
About Time, 1988. New Copy .... $7.99 11.99
A really rich combination of sounds – one of those rare moments when the end result of a session comes out sounding way more than the instruments that comprise it! The group's led by Jerome Cooper on drums, balaphone, and other percussion – and features Joseph Jarman on tenor and flute ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Correction with Mats GustafssonShift ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2013. New Copy .... $28.99
Nothing needs correction here – as the set's one of the most compelling settings we've heard for reedman Mats Gustafsson in a while – a record that really bubbles over with a wonderful sense of energy and musicality, and which shows a really fresh side of Gustafsson's talents! Mats ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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CortexCortex Volume 2 ... LP
Trad Vibe (France), 1977. New Copy (reissue).... $21.99
The second album by Cortex – the obscure French jazz group that's been a favorite of funky collectors for years! The group's got a strong fusion-driven groove on this set – with plenty of tight drumming, hard riffing, and spacey keyboards that give the tunes a nicely soulful finish. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Cortex Volume 2 ... CD 10.99

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Hank CrawfordIt's A Funky Thing To Do ... LP
Cotillion, 1970. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Hank Crawford slides into the electric 70s with this sweet little set of funky tracks – working in a tight small combo format with Richard Tee on electric piano and Cornell Dupree on electric guitar – and grooving in a laidback slinky funk mode that's perfect for his soulful tone on the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Miles DavisAscenseur Pour L'Echafaud (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fontana (France), 1958. New Copy (reissue).... $19.99
One of our favorite-ever Miles Davis albums – and a stunning soundtrack that began a rich legacy of jazz scores in France! Miles recorded this material during late-night post-gig sessions with a great group that includes French players Barney Wilen, Rene Urtreger, and Pierre Michelot, plus ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Miles DavisDig ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1951. New Copy (reissue).... $14.99 15.98
A key early appearance on record by Sonny Rollins – recorded here with Miles Davis and Jackie McLean in the landmark Dig session! The album's the stuff that 50s bop dreams are made of – a session that has up-and-coming modernists working in the new freedom of the long playing record, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Dig (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 5.99

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Miles DavisJazz Track (mono) (2013 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Columbia, 1958. New Copy (reissue).... $24.99
Although not actually a proper album – this is still one of the greatest Miles Davis albums of all time! Side one features 10 tracks from Miles' amazing soundtrack to the film Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud – with excellent work by French players Barney Wilen, Rene Urtreger, and Pierre ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered edition.)

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Miles DavisLive At The Plugged Nickel – December 22 & 23, 1965 (5LP set) ... LP
Columbia/Klimt, 1965. New Copy 5LP .... $99.99
This stunning live set has been hailed by many as one of the finest moments of Miles' mid 60s career – music played with a frenetic energy that even blows away the famous studio sessions of the time! The group here is a landmark lineup – young modernists Wayne Shorter on tenor, Herbie ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Miles DavisMiles Ahead (180 gram vinyl mono edition) ... LP
Columbia, 1957. New Copy (reissue).... $18.99 24.98
A masterful meeting of 2 50s modern jazz talents – the trumpet of Miles Davis balanced with the arrangements of Gil Evans – with results that have made the album one of Miles' greatest ever! The sound here is completely sublime – as Davis gets all chromatic and spooky over Evans' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Special mono edition – on 180 gram vinyl!)

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Miles DavisPorgy & Bess (180 gram vinyl mono edition) ... LP
Columbia, 1958. New Copy (reissue).... $24.99
Way more than just a simple version of work from Porgy & Bess – and instead, a key collaboration between Miles Davis and Gil Evans – done with a sound that really transforms the tunes! True, the work here is all based on George Gershwin's original compositions – but through ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Special mono edition – on 180 gram vinyl!)
Also available Porgy & Bess (with bonus tracks) ... CD 2.99

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Miles DavisRelaxin' With The Miles Davis Quintet ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1956. New Copy (reissue).... $12.99 15.98
One of the classic early Miles Davis & John Coltrane sessions for Prestige – a well-crafted quintet album that shows Miles finding a stronger voice than ever, and Coltrane beginning to emerge as a key force on his own! Backing is subtle and soulful – handled by the trio of Red ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Relaxin' With The Miles Davis Quintet ... LP 23.99

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New Miles DavisSketches Of Spain (180 gram vinyl mono edition) ... LP
Columbia, 1960. New Copy (reissue).... $18.99 24.98
A beautiful collaboration between Miles Davis and the great Gil Evans – and perhaps the most perfectly realized of all their projects! The album's got a wonderfully unified feel – as it begins with long compositions that have a distinct Spanish-tinge (and not a Latin-tinge, which is an ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Special mono version – pressed up on 180 gram vinyl!)

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Miles DavisSomeday My Prince Will Come (180 gram vinyl – mono edition) ... LP
Columbia, 1961. New Copy (reissue).... $24.99
The tenor sax here makes the album a standout – as John Coltrane still works with Miles Davis on 2 tracks for the record, but Blue Note stalwart Hank Mobley joins in on the rest! The approach is similar to that of the classic Coltrane/Davis years – and in a way, the record's kind of a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Miles Davis/Thelonious MonkMiles & Monk At Newport (mono) (180 gram pressing) (2013 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Columbia, 1958/1963. New Copy (reissue).... $24.99
A slightly misleading record – but a great one nonetheless! From the title and cover, you might imagine that Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis were sharing the stage together at the Newport Jazz Festival – but instead, the album actually features separate performances by each artist ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Stanton Davis' Ghetto MysticismIsis Voyage ... LP
Outrageous/Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s. New Copy 2LP .... $16.99
A great counterpart to the rare Stanton Davis Ghetto Mysticism album – and a set that was recorded right around the same time, with a number of previously unreleased tracks! The spiritual energy of that group has been well-loved by collectors for years – and enjoyed by others thanks to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Isis Voyage ... CD 14.99

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Detroit Jazz Composers LtdHastings St. Jazz Experience ... LP
Midnite, 1976. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Sublime spiritual jazz from the 70s scene in Detroit – and a record that really represents an evolution of the previous sounds that you might have heard on the Motorcity's Tribe Records! The sound here is straightforward and soulful – a bit of electricity at the bottom and some fluidly ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bill DoggettFingertips ... LP
Columbia, 1963. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Smoking stuff – and one of Bill Doggett's best albums away from the King record label! The style here is even tighter than on King – somewhere in a space between 60s soul jazz and soul instrumental modes – with Doggett's organ right out front in the mix, stepping along some great ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bill DoggettHonky Tonk Popcorn ... LP
King, 1969. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Funky funky Hammond – a rare late 60s album from organist Bill Doggett, done with some help from James Brown – and a set that's unlike anything Doggett ever recorded before – or since! There's a blasting groove to the record right from the start – thanks to help from The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Honky Tonk Popcorn (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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Eric DolphyEric Dolphy At The Five Spot Vol 1 ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1961. New Copy (reissue).... $15.99 17.99
Searing live work from Eric Dolphy – part of a series of recordings that set a whole new standard for live jazz recording! The record features Dolphy going even farther out than on his studio sides from the time – as the record features very long tracks performed by a crack group that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Eric Dolphy At The Five Spot Vol 1 (RVG remaster edition – with bonus track) ... CD 4.99

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Eric DolphyIron Man ... LP
Douglas/Celluloid, 1962. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A seminal set from Eric Dolphy – one of his most perfectly realized moments at the head of a larger ensemble – and a record that definitely set the tone for countless spiritual jazz sessions of the 70s! Dolphy recorded this session for Alan Douglas in 1962, and it features a larger ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Iron Man ... CD 9.99

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Lou DonaldsonAlligator Bogaloo ... LP
Blue Note, 1967. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Excellent funky work from Lou – and a groundbreaking record that was the first to feature him playing on Blue Note with drummer Idris Muhammad – who is listed on the session under his birth name, Leo Morris! Muhammad gives the album that crackling funky bottom sound that instantly ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lou DonaldsonEverything I Play Is Funky ... LP
Blue Note, 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $9.99
The title's no lie – because the album is one of the shining jewels of Lou Donaldson's legendary funk years for Blue Note – that second period when he returned to the label at the end of the 60s, and really helped redefine the sound of soul jazz at the time! The format here is very ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Kenny DorhamAfro-Cuban ... LP
Blue Note, 1955. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A completely unique little session – and a record that's every bit as musically striking as you might guess from its title and cover! The date's a rare Latin-tinged one for trumpeter Kenny Dorham – a record that takes his usually smooth sound and sets it up against octet backings with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Afro-Cuban (45rpm – 180 gram pressing) ... LP 49.99

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Kenny DorhamAfro-Cuban (45rpm – 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/Music Matters, 1955. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue).... $49.99
A completely unique little session – and a record that's every bit as musically striking as you might guess from its title and cover! The date's a rare Latin-tinged one for trumpeter Kenny Dorham – a record that takes his usually smooth sound and sets it up against octet backings with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Amazing reissue pressing – done as a 2LP set, with heavy vinyl and cover, and played at 45rpm speed for extra-high fidelity!)
Also available Afro-Cuban ... LP 9.99
 
 



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